Saturday 7th July is International Co-operatives Day. And we have much to celebrate during our United Nations International Year.
Co-operatives are values-based enterprises. The co-operative has the greatest degree of participatory governance of any of the major enterprise models. Because of this member engagement, co-operatives reflect the values of the community. Since their earliest days, they have been concerned with how their goods have been produced and their services delivered. A commitment to sustainability is one of the seven Principles that ICA’s members in 100 countries have agreed define a co-operative.